Estate Law

Estate law questions? Ask an estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

The question regards to an estate if there was a will naming…

Hi the question regards *****...
Hi the question regards ***** ***** estate if there was a will naming 2 family members each get 50% of the bank accounts normally how long does it take to transfer the assets?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/17/2017
Barrister
Barrister, Attorney
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 43,074
Experience: 17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate
Verified

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

.

It will typically take 9-12 months before an estate is to a point where the executor can disburse assets because there are statutory time frames that must be complied with, like the creditor claims period, which lasts 4 months where any creditor can file a claim with the executor for any debt that is owed. All taxes have to be filed and clearances received from the state and IRS as well..

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok what if the executor is not following the will if it shows 50% each but the executor said you will get a lot less what can be done?

You can file an objection with the probate court judge if you don't get half of whatever is left over after all the debts, bills, and expenses of the estate are paid. The executor doesn't have the legal authority to deviate from the will and the judge can make sure this is crystal clear if they try some other division..

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok thank so will they need Attorney?

You are very welcome..

.

And no, they can file their own objection without an attorney when the time comes.. The executor has to distribute assets and then file a final accounting with the court and get the beneficiaries to sign off agreeing that they got what they are entitled to. If an heir doesn't sign, then it goes to a hearing and that is when the heir can notify the judge that the executor is not following the directives in the will.

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Barrister
Barrister, Attorney
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 43,074
Experience: 17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate
Verified
Barrister and 87 other Estate Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thank you for all the help

You are very welcome. Happy to help any time.

Ask Your Own Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Attorney
Category: Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 43,074
43,074 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My husband has been driving me insane with questions regarding estate issues since his mother died. I'm not a lawyer! Thanks to JustAnswer, I was able to calm his concerns.

Loretta TIllinois

Thanks Adam!! - A very direct and understandable response - you have been a great help!

Happy CustomerEllicott City, MD

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Thomas McJD

Thomas McJD

Attorney

3,170 satisfied customers

Wills, Trusts, Probate & other Estate Matters

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

43,074 satisfied customers

17 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate

RayAnswers

RayAnswers

Attorney

5,629 satisfied customers

Texas lawyer for 30 years in Estate law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

5,145 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,867 satisfied customers

Fully licensed attorney in Texas in private practice.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Attorney

1,522 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

1,215 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Estate Law Questions
My father died and had a basic A/ Trust. I need to transfer
My father died and had a basic A/B Trust. I need to transfer 1/2 of the assets into a "bypass trust" and, since his assets are just two savings accounts that are about equal it seems pretty straight f… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,817 satisfied customers
My dad died. He named s children beneficiaries of s IRA,
Hello. My dad died. He named his children beneficiaries of his IRA , CD's. His spouse ( who is not our mother) is claiming these are to be part of the estate as "non probate transfer" assets and there… read more
RayAnswers
RayAnswers
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,629 satisfied customers
Me and my mother co-owner of our home which is currently
Hello, Me and my mother co-owner of our home which is currently under mortgage. we are confused in deciding whether to do a straight will or revocable trust as was suggested by family members to avoid… read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
dad is sick in hospital but has a will leaving everything to
dad is sick in hospital but has a will leaving everything to kids. He recently remarried, but his wife died. We just found that she has IRA accounts, and several bank accounts with only her name (We d… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
1,867 satisfied customers
A member of my family died this year and under Virginia law,
A member of my family died this year and under Virginia law, his estate is under $15,000 and his wife is his heir, so per court personnel, we do not have to have an executor. My question is, it there … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
43,074 satisfied customers
When an individual dies with outstanding credit card debts,
When an individual dies with outstanding credit card debts, what recourse do the credit card companies have to collect on these debts? The only income was social security and veteran benefits and his … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
43,074 satisfied customers
A friend owns a brokerage account with her recently-deceased
A friend owns a brokerage account with her recently-deceased husband as tenants in common. What does this mean to her now that he is gone? I know his share of the account does not automatically transf… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,145 satisfied customers
my sister passed away in Virginia (Virginia beach) a few days
my sister passed away in Virginia (Virginia beach) a few days ago (natural causes). Her children (all adults - 6 of them) are looking for will, deed, bank account information etc.. My sister hid every… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,145 satisfied customers
Hello: I read my mothers will and it has a comment in Article
Hello: I read my mothers will and it has a comment in Article 1 saying whether or not the property or insurance proceeds with respect to which the particular tax is due is part of my probate estate. D… read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
This is a Michigan case. My husband was the guardian of his
This is a Michigan case. My husband was the guardian of his father. He, my husband, had a bank account in his name that was used for the care and monthly expenses of his father. The money in the accou… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
43,074 satisfied customers
my mother passed away a week ago and I have an estate to be
my mother passed away a week ago and I have an estate to be divided by 2 other siblings. I am the sole beneficiary of 1 of his investments and 50/50 beneficiary on a another. However the estate is to … read more
Lawyer Lori
Lawyer Lori
Attorney
JD - Attorney
187 satisfied customers
My father recently passed away. He owes way too much money
My father recently passed away. He owes way too much money on his mobile home therefore we are gonna give it back to the bank. We do wish to take some items from the home. How long can the bank try to… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,817 satisfied customers
I am the sole Next of kin to my Fathers estate. He did die
I am the sole Next of kin to my Fathers estate. He did die without a will, and he did have a live in girlfriend. The had one joint account that has been used strictly for the both of them to put in ha… read more
DamienJD
DamienJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,386 satisfied customers
Dying father stated 2 of the 3 sisters shoud distribute his
dying father stated 2 of the 3 sisters shoud distribute his assests; sister #2 named herself as POA. sister #3 never saw the will. always a reason not to. sister #3had joint accounts with father for 2… read more
Dave Kennett
Dave Kennett
Doctoral Degree
25,741 satisfied customers
I need somebody to fill me on how Totten trusts or payment
I need somebody to fill me on how Totten trusts or payment on death accounts work in Illinois.… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
1,522 satisfied customers
My grandparents purchased mineral rights, after their death
My grandparents purchased mineral rights, after their death my mother, aunts & uncles had a lawyer draw up new papers with their names on the papers. Now, the is only one remaining aunt (96 yrs.) aliv… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
I have two children (now adults over 30) and want to create
I have two children (now adults over 30) and want to create a will where my wife's and my assets go into a "family trust" after we both die. I plan to make one child the executor and the intent is for… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
43,074 satisfied customers
Oregon Estate Law - Family member passed away 04/09 and there
Oregon Estate Law - Family member passed away 04/09 and there is a Will and Trust in existence. Estate has yet to be filed with State or County. Question 1: Does Estate get filed in County where perso… read more
John Legal
John Legal
Doctoral Degree
3,418 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x